White Widow Strain Review (Spinach)

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White Widow is a very popular strain that’s been around forever, especially in and around all those Amsterdam coffee shops. When it comes to the recreational market, many LPs have grown their version of this cultivar (Dubon, Hexo, Aurora); this one comes under the  Spinach brand, and it’s grown by Peace Naturals Inc.

This balanced hybrid was pretty strong when it comes to cannabinoid content; this batch came in at  22% THC  (depending on the batch, it varies between  16% and 25% THC). Below is a more detailed breakdown of every aspect of this strain. 

  • Lineage: Brazilian Sativa landrace x South Indian Indica
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Potency: 16-25% THC
  • Terpene Profile: Myrcene, caryophyllene and linalool
  • Packaging Details: Packaged 04/23/2020, tested/reviewed 07/01/2020, exactly 69 days later. Lot# X64D05
  • Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.00 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($7.71/g)

Appearance: 2/5

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Visually speaking, this White Widow came out to be slightly below average. The container RH% came in at 45%, which is pretty low, in my opinion, so I did some rehydration and brought it up to 58% using a Boveda pack. I noticed that the trim felt like a machine trim, as the very dense nugs looked way too perfect and round.

The size of the nugs was small to medium, nothing too exciting here. This weed looked like some classic White Widow, with compact light green buds with a coat of amber trichomes covering them (although I would usually expect a heavier sheet, I did see some glands intact, which is always a plus).

Aroma: 1.5/5

Unfortunately, when it comes to aroma and flavor, I felt like this cultivar was missing something. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes simple is good, but I like something that excites the nostrils a little bit. All I got was woody scents with a subtle floral touch; the aroma was muted.

Flavor/Smoke: 2.5/5

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The White Widow strain was never really known to leave some intense flavors on the palate, so it wasn’t surprising that I didn’t taste much. Just a touch of earthiness on the exhale; the smoke was reasonably smooth, though, and white ash is the best kind of ash, isn’t it?

Effects: 3.5/5

Fun is the first word that comes to mind when I try to break down the effects of this White Widow. It’s a little bit of a roller coaster ride; within the first 15 minutes, there’s a heavy cerebral effect that’s uplifting and energizing, excellent for doing some work or just socializing with friends.

After about an hour or so, the couch lock gets real! The eyes start to get heavy, and the effects become more visceral, and it’s best to be in front of your TV by that time.

If you are a heavy consumer trying to cut down on THC consumption, you should read the Temple Strain review.

Overall: 2.5/5

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After sitting with this cultivar for a few days and writing up this White Widow strain review, I found that, overall, it was pretty average. Nothing too extraordinary here; the price point is just OK, the weed looked fine, and the terps were not very lively hence the lack of aroma and flavor (for an aroma that is a mix of woody and earthy scents, you can try Rio Bravo).

If you’ve smoked some of this White Widow. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Alternatives

  • Super Silver Haze: If you’re looking for a strain with a more pronounced aroma and flavor, Super Silver Haze might be a good choice. It’s a sativa-dominant strain that offers an energetic and uplifting high, along with citrusy and spicy flavors.
  • Northern Lights: This indica-dominant strain has a similar lineage to White Widow, originating from Afghani and Thai landraces. It offers a stronger body high and relaxation, with earthy and sweet flavors.
  • Girl Scout Cookies: This hybrid strain has gained a lot of popularity for its potent effects. It offers a euphoric and creative high, while also providing relaxation. Girl Scout Cookies has a sweet and earthy flavor, with hints of mint and chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is White Widow Indica or Sativa?

White Widow is a balanced hybrid strain.

What are the lineage and genetics of White Widow?

White Widow is a cross between a Brazilian Sativa landrace and a South Indian Indica.

What is the typical aroma and flavor profile of White Widow?

White Widow has a woody aroma with subtle floral notes. The flavor is usually earthy with a touch of sweetness.

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